Title: Confunkshunizeya: The Mercury Anthology
Artist: Con Funk Shun
Format: 2CD set
Release Date: September 24, 2020
Con Funk Shun was one of the premier funk and soul ensembles of the ’70s and ’80s. Led by the vocals of Felton Pilate and Michael Cooper, the group produced eight Top Ten R&B hits and the No. 1 chart topping single, “Ffun,” in addition to four consecutive Gold albums. Confunkshunizeya, the first double CD career anthology of the supergroup, includes 32 tracks from Con Funk Shun’s golden years and the full 12” version of “Ffun.”
Note: IU’s Archives of African American Music holds multiple interviews from the 1980s with members of Con Funk Shun in the Karen Shearer Collection.
Reviewed by Chloe McCormick